Kids’ Paint Print Art for Flag Day or July 4th
Do you need a simple kids’ art activity for Flag Day or July 4th? This paint print flag helps kids create a red, white and blue work of art, while also teaching them about colors, patterns and textures. The best part is they don’t even need a brush! Instead of the traditional way of painting, this project lets your kiddos use cut p kitchen sponges to apply the paint to the paper.
- Red, white and blue tempera paints
- A kitchen sponge
- White card stock paper (or poster board)
- Pour the paint into golf ball-sized puddles. Use a palette, paper plate or a piece of wax paper to hold the tempera.
- Cut the sponge apart into three pieces. Size them so that they are about the size of your child’s thumb.
- Dip one of the pieces in the blue paint. Your child can continue this printing process until she makes a rectangle in the upper left corner of the paper.
- Repeat the paint printing with the red paint (and a new sponge), making stripes on the white part of the paper.
- Dip the last sponge piece into the white paint. Use this to make ‘stars’ in the blue area of the flag. Your child doesn’t need to make exact star shapes.